✒ The Crowing Of Rooster And The Braying Of Donkey

Prophet Muḥammad Ṣallallāhu-ʿAlaihi Wa Sallam said:

إذا سمعتم أصوات الديكة فسلوا الله من فضله فإنها رأت ملكا وإذا سمعتم نهيق الحمير فتعوذوا بالله من الشيطان فإنها رأت شيطانا

“When you hear the crowing of roosters then ask Allāh of His Bounty for indeed it (the rooster) has seen an angel and when you hear the braying of donkeys then seek refuge with Allāh from ash-Shayṭān for indeed it has seen a devil.”

● [مختصر صحيح الجامع الصغير برقم ٦١١ ، صححه الألباني]

Sh. ʿAbdul-Muḥsin al-ʿAbbād Hafiẓahullāh said in its Sharḥ that this Ḥadeeth is a proof that Duʿā has some positive effect in the presence of or at a time when angels descend, and Allāh knows best.

● [شرح سنن أبي داود ٥٧٩]